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Advice regarding Chrous -> higher spec headunit

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Drysdale, Jan 24, 2005.

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    Hi,

    Need to upgrade my standard Chorus headunit (its just a radio/cassette player) to something higher up in the Audi range. Which headunits will fit and be a direct replacement? Don't really want to remove the cage, just want to remove the old unit and fit the higher spec one with CD straight away. I assume I will not need any adaptor loom or adaptor plates, just the replacement headunit and plug it all in. Can anyone advise me?
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    Just been reading about...I understand that the Concert II is the only headunit with single DIN that has a cd player built in. Will the Concert II act as a straight swap for my Chorus headunit? I wont need to replace the whole cage though will I?
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    bump! Need an answer /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif
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    You know what I'm going to ask now. What are these variants and which one is right for me? 1997 A3 1.6
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    [ QUOTE ]
    You know what I'm going to ask now. What are these variants and which one is right for me? 1997 A3 1.6

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    One out of an A3, as opposed to one out of a TT for example. The front cover s are different sizes on the different models.

    Part numbers are different:

    Here are a few examples:
    2001 A3:
    Concert 1: 8L0 057 186 A
    Concert 11: 8L0 057 186 G

    2001 A4:
    Concert 1: 8E0 057 186

    1999 TT:
    Concert 1: 4B0 057 186 J
    2001 TT:
    Concert 11: 4B0 057 186 G


    Theer's no concert 1 or 11 listed for 1997 A3, so I presume that the one you want will be either the concert 1 or 11 from the 2001 A3. They will fit the hole, but I have no idea of whether the wiring is the same.

    Apparently, the front cover can be replaced so that any model can physically fit any car, but again, I don't know about wiring connectors as I have no seen them on your car.

    Hope that helps
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    I added this onto a similar thread the other week, someone asking about Concert 2's.

    I dont think any of them will work properly in your A3. The wiring is different, so things like the illumination wont work on the display etc. Feel free to do a search though for concert, and you'll probably get all the answers though
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